Eat Pinto Beans for Lower Cholesterol

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Hi, Dr. Miller here with a smart health tip for you. This one is about your cholesterol. The humble Pinto bean a staple of Mexican fare has mighty cholesterol lowering powers. In a study people who ate a half a cup of pinto beans everyday lowered their cholesterol by a whopping 8% in just 12 weeks, with 8 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, almost no fat, and only 120 calories per half cup, pinto beans have a lot to offer. All that fibre in pinto beans enables your body's small intestines to produce more of a compound that helps keep cholesterol in check. Researchers also think antioxidants nutrients like flavonoids in pinto beans help lower cholesterol. Antioxidants are natural plant compounds that help defend against disease, so say ole to pinto beans and add them to salads, burritos, tacos, chili dips and more. To learn about more ways you can live better watch and share all our smart health tips right here.